Indigenous Housing Partnership
The Indigenous Housing Partnership is an equitable partnership rooted in respect for Indigenous culture, helping deliver housing solutions by Indigenous communities for Indigenous communities.
Indigenous families and communities partner with local Habitats across Canada to help create safe and decent places to live – through both affordable homeownership and other housing solutions. An important part of this initiative is providing skills and training opportunities to young Indigenous men and women to equip them with the trade skills they need to maintain and/or build new homes in their communities.
While a lack of decent and affordable housing in Canada is an issue that affects many communities, the problems are disproportionately acute when it comes to Indigenous communities and families. Overcrowding, dilapidated housing and a lack of affordability are just some of the issues many Canadian Indigenous families face, especially those living on Traditional Territories (reserves and settlements). One in five Indigenous peoples lived in a dwelling that was in need of major repairs in 2016.
For more details contact us at 519-759-8600 or visit here https://habitat.ca/en/about-us/indigenous-housing-partnership
We, Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario, Brant-Norfolk Chapter, acknowledge our work takes place on traditional Indigenous territories, land that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples from the beginning.
We acknowledge the Anishnabe (Ah-nish-nah-bay), Attiwonderon (At-ta-won-da-ron), the Mississaugas (Miss-iss-aw-gus) of the Credit First Nation and Haudenosaunee (Ho-deh-no-show-nee) people.
We deeply appreciate their connection to this place in Brant, Brantford and along the Haldimand-Norfolk tract; land promised to Six Nations, which includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
We also recognize the contributions of Metis, Inuit and other Indigenous peoples in strengthening and shaping our communities across the lands.
We are thankful for the sharing of this land, in order to do our work, to gather, and to live together. We express gratitude to Mother Earth and all Original Peoples who have been stewards of this land since time immemorial.
TRUTH & RECONCILIATION RESOURCES
To help commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation year-round, here are some valuable resources to learn about Indigenous culture and to commit to being an ally for Indigenous Peoples.
Ally bill of responsibilities (Lynn Gehl):
1. Do not act out of guilt, but rather out of a genuine interest in challenging the larger oppressive power structures;
2. Understand that they are secondary to the Indigenous people that they are working with and that they seek to serve. They and their needs must take a back seat;
Read the entire bill here